"Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either." ~ Elizabeth Zimmerman


Doing My Part to Support the Economy

I have done some stash enhancement this week. We got our tax refund. I have unapologetically spent some of it. First, I ordered the latest colorway of sock yarn from Impulse of Delight.

It's called River Rock. A bit of mossy green, rusty red, rocky grays, sandy gold, muddy browns. The pictures do not do it justice. It's so gorgeous in real life.

On Wednesday my daughter pointed this out to me. She's an enabler now.

It's Trailsock by Fleece Artist in Purples, Greens, a bit of Gold, and all in the same beautiful skein!

On Thursday I was on a quest to find some eyeglass holder findings. I didn't find any, and I looked everywhere so it's internet ordering for me. I did find two books at Joann's that I absolutely had to have.

The Little Box of Socks by Charlene Schurch and Beth Parrott has some really nice patterns in it. They use several weights of yarns (fingering, dk, worsted, etc) and a nice variety of stitch patterns.

I have been reluctant to purchase this because it's usually wrapped up in shrink wrap to prevent theft of the cards inside. I don't like to buy patterns unseen. Joann's was kind enough to let me look inside. My favorite pattern in the box? This one.

The new Trailsock above would look great in this.

They had the Vogue Knitting Shawls and Wraps.

Some of everything in here from Lace to Aran in triangles, circles, rectangles, squares. It's a collection of the best patterns from the magazine.

So there you have it. My little bit to help our country out.

Have a great day.

1 comment:

  1. Mm, yarn porn! I love how good fleece artist looks with the rock, the colours are fantastic!